Cold callers across Devon claiming to work with police to get homeowners’ personal details
Homeowners across Devon are being reminded not to give out there personal details following a scam in which cold callers are claiming they are working with police.
Devon and Cornwall Police said it had become aware of a company cold calling local people and carrying out a survey, requesting personal details.
Police said the company involved, which sells home security alarm systems, falsely claimed to be working in collaboration with the police
A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman said: “Devon and Cornwall Police would like to clarify that we have not commissioned any organisation to carry out this type of survey and nor would we conduct surveys asking such personal information.
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“We work closely with our colleagues at local authorities across Devon and Cornwall on crime prevention and community safety matters and while we would encourage home owners to ensure they have adequate home security we would never endorse any one particular company selling such products or services.
“We would encourage anyone who has concerns around the trading practices of businesses to contact their local trading standards department.”
Crime prevention advice is available online at the Devon and Cornwall police website and if anyone has a specific crime reduction query they can call 101 and ask for the crime reduction department.